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Claudio Abbado

1933 - 2014

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Claudio Abbado (Italian pronunciation: [ˈklaudjo abˈbaːdo]; 26 June 1933 – 20 January 2014) was an Italian conductor who was one of the leading conductors of his generation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claudio Abbado has received more than 571,076 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia. Claudio Abbado is the 3rd most popular conductor (down from 2nd in 2019), the 405th most popular biography from Italy (down from 350th in 2019) and the most popular Italian Conductor.

Claudio Abbado is most famous for his work as a conductor. He is the founder and director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and was the music director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 1989 to 2002.

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Among conductors, Claudio Abbado ranks 3 out of 97Before him are Herbert von Karajan and Daniel Barenboim. After him are Arturo Toscanini, Zubin Mehta, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Sergiu Celibidache, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Karl Böhm, and Bruno Walter.

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Among people born in 1933, Claudio Abbado ranks 15Before him are Yoko Ono, Charles K. Kao, James Brown, Francisco Gento, Nina Simone, and Amartya Sen. After him are Abolhassan Banisadr, Tinto Brass, Philip Roth, Jalal Talabani, Susan Sontag, and Just Fontaine. Among people deceased in 2014, Claudio Abbado ranks 9Before him are Ariel Sharon, Eusébio, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Eduard Shevardnadze, Hiroo Onoda, and Wojciech Jaruzelski. After him are Eli Wallach, Joe Cocker, Luis Aragonés, Shirley Temple, Maximilian Schell, and Jacques Le Goff.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Claudio Abbado ranks 405 out of 4,668Before him are Umberto Boccioni (1882), Toto Cutugno (1943), Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (1771), Alessandro Cagliostro (1743), Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718), and Philip Neri (1515). After him are Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492), Gaius Julius Caesar (-135), Pope Eugene I (600), Pope Benedict I (525), Pope Eutychian (300), and Albano Carrisi (1943).


Among conductors born in Italy, Claudio Abbado ranks 1After him are Arturo Toscanini (1867), Riccardo Muti (1941), Carlo Maria Giulini (1914), Giuseppe Sinopoli (1946), Riccardo Chailly (1953), Victor de Sabata (1892), Claudio Scimone (1934), and Daniele Gatti (1961).